They say that the lakes of Kilarney are fair|
No stream like the Liffy can ever compare.
But if it's water you want, you'll find nothing so rare
As the stuff that flows down by the ocean.
The sea o the sea, it's geal grá mo chroí*,
Long may it roll between England and me.
'Tis a sure guarantee that somehow we'll be free
Thank God we're surrounded by water.
2. The Danes came to our land with nothing to do
3. The Scots have their whiskey, the Welsh have their leeks,|
Their poets are paid about ten pence a week
Providing no harsh words gainst England they speak
O Lord! What a price for devotion!
4. Two foreign old monarchs in battle did join,
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